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of our country, some 230-plus years, there have been 160 filibusters of executive and judicial nominations. half of them have occurred during the obama administration. only 23 district court nominations have been filibustered in the entire history of our country, 23. you know what? 20 of them have been in the last four and a half years. >> stephen: hey, republicans wouldn't have to block them if obama nominated conservatives, like, say, republican senator chuck hagel. i mean, that guy-- what's that? they filibustered him, too? well, that just proves they're bipartisan. they'll filibuster anyone obama nominates. ( laughter ) and we can't trust the democrats with all this powers, folks. they can't do anything right. at harry reid's press conference announcing the end of the filibuster, they misspelled filibuster with two "ls." ( laughter ) that says philly-busters, which i assume are cops who arrest female horses. ( laughter ) and i don't even believe the democrats are really against the filibuster. because their poster clearly says they're again-sts this spem. but they niewkd i
priority has changed how the country changed to foreign policy. i thought obama -- even though i voted for the party at ron paul to ron republicans did paul at the convention was disgusting. the party because -- took over the republican party. that's a jewish movement. controls the foreign policy. is led by the nose by netanyahu and they were horrible. who's the biggest influence the white house outside of the political realm. >> strong opposition to iran at iran deal.on the six months for now will some how much pressure is being applied for the pro israel israeli d the government. he governs on an insular way, it's a phrase used a lot. he keeps his own counsel, he listens to a small amount of people. e pays attention to the democratic base. he raises a lot of money for the midterm elections. responsive quite a bit to democratic concerns. is. he pays careful attention b to the government, and the allies.l lot has to do with the ideology and the importance he places on the security. or sure if it's overstated bigger than is outsized. it's an me time, important part of what he feels abo
and the president has not seen his uncle in 20 years. as for omar obama, an immigration judge said he could stay in the country because he qualified for permanent residency. >>> the man once call called america's top cop back in the big apple. new york mayor elect bill deblass yo announced bill bratton as new yorks's police commissioner. he ran the police force 20 years ago and he vowed to repair the relationship between officers and minority neighborhoods amid the nypd's controversial stop and frisk program, a tactic he has embraced in the pass while the incoming mayor has criticized it, bratton said a book he read when he was 9 will guide him on his new beat. >> i checked this thing out so often that i don't think anybody else in boston ever saw it. it is a book about the new york city police department of 1956 and i loved the title "your police." in this city, i want every new yorker to talk about their police, my police, with respect and with confidence that they are going to be respected. >> bratton has led the boston and los angeles police departments. >>> pope francis bringing another big
. >> and a message for president obama - about love for his country. >> protesters in ukraine gear up for a demonstration - the ultimatum given to the president to end the conflict. >> good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford, live in new york city. after weeks being held in north korea a u.s. veteran is home in america, reunite with his family. in a moment we'll hear from merrill newman about his tourist trip that ended in detention. >> it will be cold. temperatures across the nation will stay below average. right now it's minus 14. it feels like we are minus 45 degrees. we have bone-chilling conditions across the northern area of the country. going down to the northern plains, temperatures subzero. we are at 1 degree in minneapolis. not much of a warm up is expected. there's advisories particularly for the wind chills through the dakotas. with the cold air we are expecting to see snow before day's end. >> meanwhile, a veteran held by north korea for weeks has returned to his family in california. north korea detained 85-year-old merrill newman, while he w
to the most voted on submissions from young people all across the country. so i think president obama is very committed to starting a conversation that will hopefully get our generation educated on the details which are critical about this law. >> you know, jake, before -- you know we don't get into poll numbers about disapproval rates of obama care among younger people. where do you sense this cynicism, this disinterest in anything that government can do or might be able to do for young people comes from? what's the root of it right now? >> i think we don't put too much stock into one poll or another but generally speaking the climate has been very partisan and with the website issues. it feels like the air is clearing more now and generally speaking one thing that we do know from polls is young people aren't educated about this law. it's our position that if we start a conversation and young people learn more what this law means for us and our generation we can have a meaningful conversation about the law that will get our generation engaged and people will be able to make the decision one
phrasing there, is much more important than the fiscal deficit, the yearly fiscal deficit in this country which he points out is actually shrchging in his administration john. >> point out, this issue about the young people are disappointed with president and congress. >> part of the obama coalition that got him elected twice is young people, so-called millennials. folks at harvard has a unit that polled these folks. 18 to 25, bad news for the president, festival his approval rating down to 41%. that is a reflection of the population at large but down 11% since just this spring. and john earlier the president did some work to shore up the forecast, the so-called -- shore up the rveght affordable care a% of millennials disapprove of the affordable care act. have no plans to sign up. that's disappointing news. >> the numbers behind inequality could be surprising for many. jonathan betz has a closer look at what the president says is an economic inequality gap. >> simply put the poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer. first off, what does this mean? the median income for an
. thousands of minimum-wage employees in hundreds of cities around the country are not working today. -- thee protesting protests at this broadway mcdonald's started before dawn. withyees marched out demands an hour before lunch time. the iconic obama posters have been changed from hope to help. they are wearing santa hats and jingle bells, but it is a union to moveational movement them from $7.25 an hour to more than double to nearly $15. the fast food industry warns if you raise the minimum wage, you create fewer jobs and raise the prices of meals by as much as 20%. perhaps fueling this one-day strike and demonstrations is the fact that president obama has expressed support in the past couple of days for the movement that has drawn nearly 50,000 signatures on an online petition to secure the right to unionize. this woman says, we have to pay extensive rent, food, and metro. $10 after 11 years, it's just not enough. >> back here live, a typical fast food employee makes just $19,000 a year. some of these folks say they are willing to get arrested to get the point across. right now, they are o
country's leaders past and present. we heard from president obama last night. let's go to the white house now and hear from brianna keilar. this was a personal moment for barack obama who talked about the influence of nelson mandela when he was a young man. >> reporter: that's right, john. it was just huge. president obama was 19 years old when he first got involved with the anti-apartheid movement. the first time he gave what being call a political speech was back in 1981. he was a sophomore at occidental college when he spoke out against apartheid. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and personal idol who struggled his earliest ambitions. >> i am one of the first who grew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue of policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005 before obama became president. the two leaders, each standing in history as the first black president of his nation, spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forw
apartheid in south africa to the battle over obama care. >> he was fighting against some great injustice. i would make the argument we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that has taken over and is controlling people's lives and obama care is front and center in that. >> ryan, what gives? >> i think we have to add apartheid -- >> f.w. de klerk, such a better person than mitch mcconnell. >> we have to add apartheid to that list of issues you shouldn't compare in modern american politics -- >> right. naziism, slavery, apartheid. >> there are issues that were unique historically and no matter how bad you think things are in american politics right now, comparisons are never going to be apt. >> nelson mandela supported universal health care. i think the comparison, like the pope, i think the comparison is kind of -- >> i would tell you this. i think neither side should be using the man, a dead man, deceased man we are honoring to make cheap political shots. >> amen to that. ana, ryan, neera, you guys continue in the green room. >>
and poor. it's not a new story or a new subject for president obama. he talked ariel castro it two years ago in a benchmark speech in kansas. and he spoke a little bit about in this year's state of the union. the top 1% in this country have seen their income triple over the course of the last 28 years, meanwhile the middle class has scene their income grow at a modest 1% on average over the course of that same time annually. so the president will be talking about that. he'll be talking once again renewing his call to raise the minimum wage. a lot of talk about that here in d.c. where the city council is voting to raise the minimum wage. democrats are now worried about heading into the midterm election, and with the senate up for grabs, so the president is going there, speaking to a liberal think tank, the center for american progress who is sponsoring the talk. he is bolstering his base, renewing some of his themes he has been talking about and setting his agenda not only for the state of the union speech coming up presumably last month, but also for the last three years of his presidenc
proved that the south african leader was a global citizen. mourners including president obama and former presidents bush and clinton head to south africa next week for services honoring that country's first black president. this weekend south africans are celebrating his life with songs and marches. mourners say mandel's leadership transform their country, including his 27 years in jail, protesting against apartheid. >> growing up, we weren't allowed -- it's just always been to me that rebellious person who fought for us. >> tomorrow is the national day of prayer in south africa. on tuesday, president obama will attend the official public memorial service in johannesburg. mandela will be buried on december 15th in the village of qunu where he grew up. >>> the remaining pilot whales that stranded on the coast of florida may have rescued themselves. on tuesday 51 whales were spotted either beach order in shallow water near the florida everglades. several whales died on the beach and others were euthanized, but most of the whales apparently swam up, making it to deeper water and safety. b
for three days to allow for public viewing. now we know that president barack obama will lead a u.s. presidential delegation to this country. but it's not clear yet which event he will be attending. but by far the biggest public event will be that national memorial service at a soccer stadium in soweto and ultimately nelson mandela's body will be flown to his ancestral village in qunu for a private burial on the 15th of december. >> thank you. >>> joining us from johannesburg is john carlin the south africa correspondent of the london independent newspaper when mandala was freed from prison in 1990, he's the author two of books about mandala's life and times, including the one on which the film "invictus" was based. good morning to you, john. >> good morning. >> i had a chance to read your article yesterday in the uk it was beautiful. you talk a lot about the last time you saw nelson mandela four years ago. what was he like then? >> yeah. well it was almost exactly four years ago actually on the 8th of december, 2009. just before the movie "invictus" was abou
, themselves, say that those words are not sufficient enough to describe what he has done for this country, wolf. >> i against the whole country is getting ready for a lot of world leaders including president obama to come to south africa to pay their respects. what are you seeing and feeling there in anticipation of all of these world leaders coming there? >> well, there most certainly is the sense of appreciation and pride that a south african leader like nelson mandela put this country into the spotlight, and that his passing away is causing this attention, these global leaders to come into the country itself. there's also a sense amongst people that perhaps this celebration, this aura of celebration is going to morph into a much more somber atmosphere, especially as we get closer and during the days when he is actually being buried, the day when of course that memorial for him is going to be taking place. this has really been a moment for so many that we've been speaking to, to really feel that sense of pride in the country that's prided their country gave birth to an individual to suc
undocumented in this country and the record-setting aspects of the obama administration, families separated by deportation. my home was raided by i.c.e. on the same day i began my work in congress. the raid stemmed from a traffic stop. while i.c.e. is supposed to deportations for violent crimes they decided to go after my mother, who has never committed a violent crime. families being separated is nothing new. it is nearing the two million deportation mark. i had the opportunity to meet erica earlier today and i can tell you we will miss her service in this body for the member she worked for. she has her legal status thanks to president obama's deferred action program the result of the inaction of this body that the executive had to take action with the limited authority he has to give temporary reprieve to erica but no such help to her mother. who among us would choose between our job and our family wouldn't choose our family. as erica returns home to arizona, i wish her and her mother well and good luck in ensuring they can stay together in a country i hope values families just as it valu
going to plummet further. charlie, gayle, norah? >> don, thank you. president obama is calling for a hike in the national minimum wage. on wednesday the president said that growing income inequality is the defining challenge of our time. this morning fast food workers across the country are holding strikes to demand higher wages. terrell brown is outside a mcdonald's in new york city. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there are about 200 protesters here in new york city. they have since dispersed and moved on to other locations. there are other rallies in 200 cities across the country including denver las vegas and san diego as workers push for higher wages, $15 an hour more than twice the national minimum wage. nancy delgado makes $8 coin 25 for the work she does at a chicago area mcdonald's. the 27-year-old mother of two has been employed at the fast food chain's franchises for the last ten years and earns the minimum wage in illinois. >> i don't have health insurance. i don't own a car, i don't own cable. i have a cell phone because i need it. i
, abc news, johannesburg. >> alex, thank you. >>> president obama called himself one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela. he ordered flags at the white house and across the country to be lowered to half staff. karen travers has reaction from around the world. ♪ >> reporter: outside of the home where nelson mandela died, they sang in memory and mourning. >> great fighter, strong man. >> reporter: south africa's president delivered the long dreaded news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost their father. >> reporter: president obama praised the man he called a personal inspiration. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: that sense of historical loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. we are reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> reporter: to regular people. >> is there a man who has more people aware of what he has contributed? >> reporter:. >> reporter: as a young ma
for hillary clinton and the democratic party. >>> plus, president obama interviewed by msnbc's chris @atthews, was it hardball? we'll have reaction. and we are tracking a dangerous storm moving across the country, layers layers of ice and snow causing all kinds of trouble, and it's all "happening now." ♪ ♪ jon: well, "happening now," new reaction in the big announcement in the race for the white house in 2016. i'm jon scott, a brand new hour coming up. jenna: hi, everybody, great to see you on this friday, i'm jenna lee, and right now we're watching a little bit of political fallout. massachusetts senator elizabeth not going to be seekinghat she's president in 2016. there was a lot of speculation that maybe she might go for it as a populist alternative to the more centrist hillary clinton who is currently leading every democratic poll of potential contenders for nomination. we know warren is out for now, but the battle between liberals and accept trysts is far from -- centrists is far from over, and an interesting look at the democratic party as we edge closer to that big competition. ou
by winnie he walked out of there but changed the country from rancor and hostility and said no we're going to reconcile. this became a viable winning tactic in the life of someone like barack obama that i think never left him and i would say helped to lead him towards the kind of change and hope dynamic that he helped to make central in his own political career. so i don't think it's a leap to say the impact that the spirit of mandela and that movement had on our own president. >> katty kay? >> i just want to ask rick something about the international concerns about mandela when he came out of prison because as you point out he was committed to arms struggle in south africa. he refused to give up the arms struggle as a negotiating tactic to get him out of prison. i was in cape town the day he walked out of prison and we didn't know what nelson mandela was going to be like. was he going to be the marxist that went into pry son, was he going to have this reconciliation. in the context of the cold war, rick, the uncertainty surrounding what south africa would become was palpable. >> yes. nobo
and that changed that country. the 95-year-old icon died thursday following a lengthy illness. president obama called him a transformative figure that now belongs to the ages. >>> coming up, former secretary of state colin powell on his lasting impact on politics and pop culture. >> how many people will get to say the nation changed and the world changed because i was >> al, i was thinking about y born.outhis morning. it's extraordinary. >> al, i was thinking about you. th this morning.at's rig your son was born on mandela's birthday.ht feel that >> that's right.we were very pl. that's right. i always feel that special bond because of that. >> we will have we were very pleased about thatn >> we will have more on nelson mandela but, first, let's look at the stories making headlines today.ries making headlines a dangerous ice storm taking ag place in texas to the great lakes. lakes. several places like several places like oklahoma and tennessee, have already declared emergencyhave already declared a state of emergency and more than 1,000 flights have already been canceled.d. >> and there is opt
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